Auckland Regional Public Health Service
Ratonga Hauora-ā-Iwi ō Tāmaki Makaurau
The total number of measles cases in Auckland is at 944 today. Of this, 650 cases are in Counties Manukau District Health Board, with 1131 cases nationally.
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) continues to provide advice to schools, early learning services and other organisation affected by measles.
The service is also working to stop the spread of the virus outside of Auckland by alerting the travelling public and other public health services when people infectious with measles have left the region.
Medical Officer of Health, Dr William Rainger is asking parents not to delay getting children vaccinated at 12 months and at four years, and to make sure older children are vaccinated now if they have missed out.
“Do watch out for the symptoms of measles – a fever, runny nose, cough and sore red eyes, with a rash following a few days later. Please phone ahead to your GP before going to the clinic, if you think you may have measles,” Dr Rainger says
For more information or advice on measles, please call Healthline on 0800 611 116 or see the our measles page or Ministry of Health websites.